Tuesday, July 20, 2010
A few of the (I think) peach trees which were bulldozed off the cleared part onto the bank along the stream have sort of survived. Last year Anne noticed a couple of fruits but I couldn't find them again. They are flowering now - would be nice if I got some fruit but it seems unlikely, after all the orchards all failed around here.
Friday, July 16, 2010
I've had two tries at solar cooking, first scallop potatoes that I didn't start early enough - the sun has disappeared on my block by 3pm due to trees/hill to the north. Then I tried chicken soup (with some dried pumpkin and tomato) but even though I got it on before 10am I still had to cook it more on the stove. I guess the middle of winter is not the best time for solar cooking.